1. tampacoder's Avatar
    Well, this is more like a concern; but why should I trust marketplace apps that acts as a integration client for third-party services? For example, the MetroRadio app. Why should I provide them with my username and password for Pandora not knowing if they are capturing it somehow and using for other reasons. Or, a newsreader that integrates with Google Reader. Should I just trust them with my credentials? I Microsoft somehow reviewing these apps to make sure this stuff doesn't happen?

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    12-24-2011 09:19 PM
  2. snowmutt's Avatar
    I have wondered this too, tampacoder. I have actually walked away from some apps (and purchasing things online, and buying things in stores) when the information they seek makes me nervous. My understanding is that Windows Phones are fairly secure. Microsoft does have the advantage of a fairly small user base at this point, so app developers go through a fairly rigid screening process. I know the actual OS is very secure. I just let my "creepy-vibe" meter guide me. But I will be very interested in other responses from smarter people than me. Great question.
    12-24-2011 09:36 PM
  3. palandri's Avatar
    At this point, I think the Marketplace is fairly secure and I am sure some type of scanning is done, but there is always the possibility of a programmed in stealthy code to silently steal account log-ins
    12-24-2011 09:53 PM
  4. Duvi's Avatar
    It's not banking info! My password for Pandora isn't the same as it is for Chase bank, so in all honesty, if they are "capturing" it, they'll be able to stream music all day long? ;)
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    12-24-2011 10:31 PM